Super Saiyan A-type (超サイヤ人Ａタイプ Sūpā Saiya-jin Ē-Taipu) is a version of the first Super Saiyan form under Paragus' control ring. This Super Saiyan transformation is an unnatural Super Saiyan state. Most media simply refers to this form as the first Super Saiyan (超サイヤ人 Sūpā Saiya-jin) form.
This form is the result of a Legendary Super Saiyan not being able to tap into their true Super Saiyan power due to some kind of suppressant. In Broly's case, it was the control ring placed on his head. Unlike the common Super Saiyan forms, this state is sometimes represented with purple/pink hair and black eyes while being in dark environments, and blue hair and blue eyes (artistically represented as being red-colored in certain moments) while the user is in a lighter place.
However, even in this suppressed state, it is implied that Broly was still powerful enough to completely obliterate the South Galaxy. Although not to the same extent as his Legendary form, the form also could dramatically increase its power over time. This is especially evident Broly's first fight against Goku: Goku at one point managed to kick Broly in the face hard enough for him to reel back and bleed from the mouth, but after being knocked into the lake, he managed to shrug off another kick to the face and even lick off another bloody wound inflicted from the kick, and then completely shrug off a punch to the face. Similarly, right before Broly transformed into the Legendary Super Saiyan state, he managed to completely shrug off a kick to the neck from Super Saiyan Vegeta as well as a direct hit from a Photon Bomber shortly afterward (which was powerful enough to send Paragus flying, as well as for Goku to clear out of the area in a panic just prior to him firing it). It is heavily implied that the reason for this significant increase in power was due to Goku unknowingly damaging the crown during the fight.
Broly utilizes this form throughout the first half of Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, when becoming enraged at the appearance and mention of Kakarot he takes on this form, easily taking the attacks of Super Saiyan Second Grade Vegeta without even flinching. He then proceeds to transform into Super Saiyan C-type and then into Legendary Super Saiyan. Broly first assumed this form in a flashback shortly after Paragus placed the ring on him, where he attempted to grab Paragus' head with the intent to kill him, although the ring coming into full effect forced him to back off. Aside from this, the form was also implied to have been used during the attack on Shamo that resulted in the enslavement of the Shamoians.
- Technically, this is the first Super Saiyan form to have blue hair, predating Super Saiyan Blue.
- In the level depicting the events of Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Broly when in Super Saiyan is depicted in this version rather than the actual version used in the film.
- This was later fixed in Budokai Tenkaichi 3, where his Super Saiyan form has both the A-type and the C-type as selectable skins.
- Even though he was not indicated to have been put under the effects of the Slave Crown in Shin Budokai: Another Road, Future Broly was still seen using the A-Type form.
- Supplemental Daizenshuu, 1996